Genasys, a global leader in protective communications solutions, and a Double Winner in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Program, has been selected by the New Hampshire Department of Safety’s Division of Emergency Services and Communications (DESC), has replaced its emergency notification system with Genasys Protect™.
DESC manages statewide emergency messaging to keep its residents and visitors informed of critical public safety messaging from the state and local municipalities and severe weather-related notifications.
The Genasys Protect platform (which includes not only the former Zonehaven AWARE and Genasys Emergency Management (now Genasys Protect ALERT), but also Zonehaven EVAC (now Genasys Protect EVAC) and Genasys Integrated Mass Notification Systems (now Genasys Protect ACOUSTICS)).
Genasys Protect will allow the state and partnering agencies to send emergency and non-emergency notifications to specific geographic areas through single or multiple communication methods (i.e., phone call, e-mail, and/or text message, quickly and effectively.
(Drawing on a record of success over four decades, Genasys Protect is built on proven technology that provides emergency managers a unified operating picture of events and granular control to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time. Courtesy of Genasys and YouTube.)
The protective communications platform combines real-time, data-driven, zone-based evacuation mapping and mass notification technology. This unique combination of features provides effective planning and management before, during, and after an emergency event.
“The safety of the residents and visitors of New Hampshire is always our top priority,” said Mark Doyle, Director of the New Hampshire Division of Emergency Services and Communications.
“Establishing this partnership with Genasys further strengthens our ability to locate, communicate, and connect people in an emergency with the help they need.”
Beyond a mass notification and reactive communications solution, Genasys Protect is the first complete portfolio of Protective Communications solutions that reduces risk, solves communication breakdowns, and empowers public safety personnel across agencies to move from a reactive to a proactive response.
Genasys Protect will empower New Hampshire emergency officials with the following capabilities:
Targeted Multi-Channel Alerting:
Public safety officials will target response zones with location-appropriate messaging to inform or evacuate people out of harm’s way quickly and efficiently.
Pre-established notification channels and alerts will ensure the right people get the right message, simultaneously delivering notifications across voice, text message, email, TDD/TTY, FEMA IPAWS, and Genasys Protect app.
These features will aid in helping to keep New Hampshire safe with timely critical messaging to its residents and visitors.
Actionable Community Information:
With Genasys Protect mobile app and website, New Hampshire residents and visitors will receive location-based notifications in an easy-to-understand map view with important information impacting their situation.
The Genasys Protect mobile app is a great tool for citizens because if you are not registered in the system to receive the geo-targeted messages in that area, you will still receive important public safety messages through the app.
Nearby shelters, traffic congestion points, road conditions, nearest resources, and more local data will be available with real-time updates directly from the local authorities.
Genasys is committed to providing a ubiquitous solution that offers quick decision-making tools to New Hampshire public safety officials, drastically improving response time and providing geo-targeted emergency notifications to the community.
“We have a customer-first philosophy,” explains Genasys Chief Executive Officer Richard Danforth.
“Our experience onboarding global organizations of all sizes, including countries, municipalities, and large corporations, allows us to provide scalable architecture that will bring leading-edge technology to the State of New Hampshire.”
Genasys Protective Communications Solutions and Systems are designed around one premise: ensuring organizations and public safety agencies are “Ready when it matters™.”
The company provides the Genasys Protect platform and Genasys Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD®) that deliver directed, audible voice messages with intelligible vocal clarity from close range to 5,500 meters.
Genasys serves state and local governmental agencies and education (SLED); enterprise organizations in critical sectors such as oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, and automotive; and federal governments and the military.Genasys Protective Communications Solutions have diverse applications, including emergency warning and mass notification for public safety, critical event management for enterprise companies, de-escalation for defense and law enforcement, plus automated detection of real-time threats like active shooters and severe weather.
Today, Genasys protects over 70 million people globally and is used in more than 100 countries, including more than 500 cities, counties, and states in the U.S.
To learn more, please visit genasys.com.